Brand and design consultancy Collins announced that it is has hired Teemu Suviala as Executive Creative Director. In his new role, Suviala will help set the creative vision for clients to bring brand experiences to life, while creatively crafting stories that drive business value for clients. He will report to the two co-founders Brian Collins and Leland Maschmeyer and will be based out of the agency’s New York office.
For the past 15 years, Suviala has held Creative Director roles at a number of companies throughout America, Europe, and Asia. Prior to joining Collins, he served as Creative Director at Wolff Olins. Before Wolff Olins, Suviala was a Founding Partner of the Helsinki and New York-based full-service agency, Kokoro & Moi, working across the strategy, brand identity, and design sectors.
Suviala said: “I’m thrilled to join a team as dynamic as Collins. As a young company, we love creating work for our clients that helps them move faster than culture.”
“Teemu has a proven track record of offering bold, inventive approaches to work,” said Brian Collins. “His sense of originality and ability to use creativity to transform brands into cohesive, meaningful experiences are of insane value to our company and our clients.”
Maschmeyer added, “Teemu’s a rare talent. But most importantly, his drive for fresh ideas and excellence in craftsmanship makes him a perfect fit for us.”